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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young OUT for Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks

Vincent Frank

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The Atlanta Hawks will look to even their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday evening without Trae Young.

Immediately ahead of tip-off in Atlanta, it was reported that Young will miss Game 4 of the series with a bone bruise in his right foot.

This is an absolutely brutal blow for an upstart Hawks team that relies more on Trae Young than any other star player east of Los Angeles.

Young, 22, has been absolutely dynamic in his first foray into NBA Playoff action, averaging 29.8 points and 9.5 assists in 15 games.

With their best player out of action against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co., the Hawks are now going to rely on John Collins, Kevin Huerter, Bogdan Bogdanović and Danilo Gallinari to do the heavy lifting from a scoring perspective. The foursome is averaging a combined 50.6 points per game in the playoffs.